Signed Electoral Bill 2022

The Electoral Act 2022 as signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on 25th February 2022.
8 Days to the Anambra Election: Security concerns remain while INEC & Election Stakeholders Intensify Election Preparatory Activities and Voter Education Yiaga Africa’s pre-election observation efforts in the fourth reporting period focused on three (3) emerging trends that are likely to impact the conduct of the election. These include election preparatory activities by stakeholders, election...
Yiaga Africa Watching The Vote Pre-Election Observation (PREO) Three
Barely 3 Weeks to the Anambra Elections, Threats and acts of Violence Impedes Voter Education and Voter Mobilization With the November 6th, 2021 Anambra governorship election fast approaching, the incessant insecurity issues bedevilling the state continues to pose serious concerns with respect to the conduct of the election. The insecurity in the state may be...
With the continuous voter registration (CVR) still ongoing at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Local Government area centres’, Yiaga Africa’s Watching the Vote (WTV) trained observers continued to observe the process in 151 INEC registration centres across the six geo-political zones. This report includes the findings from the observer reports for the period of...
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) commenced the Continuous Voters Registration (CVR) exercise on 28 June 2021 with the online pre-registration process. The introduction of online registration created an opportunity for eligible voters to commence their registration process online and subsequently visit an INEC registration centre to complete their full biometric registration. The online registration...
The register of voters is at the heart of democratic elections. Consequently, the registration of voters is a major function of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). In response to repeated calls by stakeholders and in order to serve Nigerians better, the Commission recently introduced some technological innovations to the voter registration exercise. These innovations...
On Saturday, 24 July 2021, Yiaga Africa’s Watching the Vote (WTV) deployed trained and accredited roving observers to observe the process across the 20 LGAs and 37 LCDA in the State. Though Yiaga Africa did not deploy the Parallel Votes Tabulation (PVT) Methodology for the Lagos LGA elections, it deployed a robust election observation methodology...
Introduction On Tuesday 13 October 2020, the Senate President read a letter from President Muhammadu Buhari requesting the confirmation of three nominees as INEC National Commissioners and one Resident Electoral Commissioner. The three nominees for National Commissioner are expected to replace three out of five National Commissioners of INEC whose tenure was due to terminate...
The Edo and Ondo governorship elections in 2020 were the first state-wide elections conducted in a pandemic in Nigeria. The elections were conducted amidst intensifying concerns for public health safety with both states experiencing rising numbers of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the period leading to the elections. Both elections were significant for different reasons...
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